Use these Special Characters for your LinkedIn Profile

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Many people are frustrated with the limited formatting options of their LinkedIn Profile. Me included. So instead, here’s a list of special characters you can use on your LinkedIn Profile.

Unfortunately, LinkedIn doesn’t allow you to bold, italicize, or underline text, so you can’t highlight the experiences, skills or diplomas that you want to stand out.

However, there is a way you can spice up your profile: you can sprinkle in a few special symbols, such as bullet points, pointers, check marks, or other pictograms.

Now, the question you may be asking is: should you do it? Will adding special characters make your LinkedIn profile stand out or make you look foolish and unprofessional?

Let’s find out.

Should You Use Special Characters on Your LinkedIn Profile?

While some believe that using symbols is an excellent way to catch the eye of viewers, others claim that this strategy is childish.

I believe that if used intelligently and sparingly, special characters can have a positive impact on your profile. Not only that they allow you to separate sections or ideas, but you can also make your profile more interesting or draw attention to something in particular. Maybe you are particularly proud of a project you’ve worked hard to complete, and you want people to notice it. Or maybe you want them to see that you are a Harvard Business School graduate. Or that you work with clients also remotely. Special characters help you highlight those things. 

Where to Use Symbols on Your LinkedIn Profile

As mentioned already, these special characters can only be effective if you know how to use them. Simply including them in your profile without a goal in mind will make your profile look congested and unprofessional.

For example, don’t use special characters in your name or title fields because then people will have a difficult time finding your profile in search. Use them in the headline to make it stand out or in the experience section to make it easier for viewers to scan it. You can also use them in the summary section or to highlight your contact information.

Be Careful When Using Special Characters

You want to give life to your LinkedIn profile, not make it look like the notebook of a high school student. Make sure to use symbols that are relevant to your brand and help you convey a certain message.

Just because a symbol is cute or funny, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is suited for your LinkedIn profile. Use this source here to research their meaning and ensure they are not offending or confusing.

Here’s a List of Special Characters For Your LinkedIn Profile

Numbers: ➀ ➁ ➂ ➃ ➄ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉ ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➐ ➑ ➒ ➓

Letters: Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ Ⓔ Ⓕ Ⓖ Ⓗ Ⓘ Ⓙ Ⓚ Ⓛ Ⓜ Ⓝ Ⓞ Ⓟ Ⓠ Ⓡ Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓤ Ⓥ Ⓦ Ⓧ Ⓨ Ⓩ ⓐ ⓑ ⓒ ⓓ ⓔ ⓕ ⓖ ⓗ ⓘ ⓙ ⓚ ⓛ ⓜ ⓝ ⓞ ⓟ ⓠ ⓡ ⓢ ⓣ ⓤ ⓥ ⓦ ⓧ ⓨ ⓩ

Stars: ⋆ ✢ ✣ ✤ ✥ ❋ ✦ ✧ ✩ ╰☆╮ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ ✰ ★ ✱ ✲ ❂ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ❅ ❆ ❈ ❉ ❊

Triangles: ▲ ▼ ◄ ► ◣ ◢ ◥ ▼ ◤ ◥ ▴ ▾ ◂ ▸ △ ▽ ◁ ▷ ⊿ ▻ ◅ ▵ ▹ ◃ ▿⟁ ⧋ ⎊

Copyrights: ™ ℠ © ® ℗

Contact: ✆   ☏ ✐ ✎  ✑      

Pointers: ➟ ➡ ➢ ➣ ➤ ➥ ➦ ➧ ➨ ➚ ➘ ➙ ➛ ➜ ➝ ➞

Checkmarks:   ✓  √ ☐ ☒ ✇  ✗ ✘ ✕ ☓ ╳

Emojis:

★ ✶✮✭✯☆✰⛥✫ ╰☆╮ * ✪☼❊🔅⊙ ◍ ❅✺ ■ ◼️ ▪️ ◻️●🔴🔵🌐 🌏

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Which symbol will you add?

Turn your LinkedIn Profile into a Client Magnet

Of course just adding special characters to your LinkedIn Profile is not enough to turn your profile into a client magnet. Below are a few articles that might help you further improve your profile so that it transforms into a cutting edge sales tool! Or, you can skip the endless surfing and getting bits and pieces here and there and get my LinkedIn Profile Quick Fix, a short but highly effective video course that teaches you how to create an amazing LinkedIn Profile that gets you clients !

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